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37f/2c degrees. Wind gusts of over 20mph. Complete downpour.
Weather prediction said only slight chance of rain but this year I have seen those predictions wrong more than ever. Anyway, I had it with a base layer underneath. That rain was cold! Fingers and toes were in pain after the first 30 minutes but I really think that Gabba jersey saved me. I can say the last 5 miles were hard because I was in a bit of pain but it had been raining very hard for an hour.
So, long story short, I made it and felt very lucky/blessed to have some outstanding products to use.
I commute and ride hard and appreciate the fit and options that Castelli has for their winter gear. All the Rosso Course stuff I have has been a great purchase.
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It has the H2 geo......one step racier than a hybrid bike
Gearjunkie wrote:Depends on conditions, but I'd go with the SS and pair with Castelli nano arm warmers. I found that when the temperature warms a little I couldn't easily roll the arms up on the LS version - got too hot on climbs.
Thanks, GJ. I know temp ranges are individual, but at what temps would you see the LS jersey getting too warm on climbs? And what is your experience for the low end of your comfort range with SS and warmers?
Does seem like folks find the nanoflex warmers to be a good match to the Gabba SS.
I had a Decathlon base layer, Gabba jersey, nano-flex arm/leg warmers, and aero race bib and it was rather comfortable.
Sometimes a little chilly when going down in parts where the sun did not heat up the road etc., and defenitely not too hot in the sun. Also I did not get any wet parts on my body of sweating and the wind stopper did perfectly it's job.
Not only for the rain, but just as a wind stopper combination it's an amazing piece of cycling equipment.
teleguy57 wrote:Debating LS vs SS Gabba (not interested in convertible). Advice pls?
The LS one has the zippered chest vents. Very recommended.
Got to admit I never used the SS, but really like the LS. Using it below 20C or so (hard to say as temp also changes while riding).
For me and the kind of riding I do, I'd use it between 0C and 15C. Just add more underneath (eg: merino LS base layer) when at the cooler end of that range.
simoncx wrote:The nanoflex leg warmers I'm a little disappointed in because I was expecting them to be alittle more water resistant. While I do like them because they are warm there good for road spray if the roads are wet after it rains, anything more then a very light rain you can feel the water coming through pretty quick.
Same here, had hoped for better protection. My guess would be that the fabric takes up (more) water when it stretches back and forth, like in the knees area.
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